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Pittsburgh looks to Penguins for first title won at home in 56 years

PITTSBURGH — Henry Tucker can still hear the roar, echoing through time. He was walking home from St. Edmund’s Academy in 1960 when Bill Mazeroski hit a home run to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a World Series championship over the lordly New York Yankees during the dying days of the Eisenhower administration.

Tucker was in elementary school then. Now he’s a retired real estate agent, eating a late dinner at the end of the bar at the Squirrel Hill Café on Forbes Avenue, not far from where Forbes Field once stood. Tucker, 65, wears a black-and-gold pullover with the word “PENGUINS” in large block letters across his chest.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the cusp of adding to the full-throated roar of this city’s gold-plated sports history. They’ll win the Stanley Cup Thursday night if they beat the San Jose Sharks at the Consol Energy Center. And that would make them the first Pittsburgh team to win a major championship at home since Mazeroski’s ninth-inning blast over the 406-foot mark in left field on Oct. 13, 1960.

“Everyone was honking their…

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